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After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!


A New Home Search

Building A New Home? 3 Trends To Consider

Elli Jokela

Each year there are housing trends that may influence newly constructed homes. When integrating trends into a newly constructed home, focus on the options that will add value and likely stand the test of time.

Create More Functional Space

With an increasing number of people working from home, it is important to add functional space. It is unnecessary to have a dedicated office space, since it is more common for people to work out of different rooms in their home. Try to add components to the living room or bedrooms that could easily convert into a work area. For example, window seating in the living room might be the ideal location to work on a laptop or mobile device. You want to make sure the windows in the bedrooms are positioned for maximum daylight and there is enough space to add a desk in front of the window. The back yard, balcony, or deck are other areas that should be functional. A gazebo in the back yard or a canopy over a deck or patio makes these areas an ideal place to work on nice days.

Be Energy-Conscious

Saving money is important to many families and building a home with improved energy-consciousness will help attract buyers. When possible, consider integrating solar panels to your new structure. Even if the house is not completely solar-dependent, a single solar panel may be useful during power outages. Try to use siding and roofing materials that contains recycled materials, but work well at keeping energy costs low. The appliances you choose should be equally energy-efficient. Pay special attention to appliances that use water, such as washing machines and dishwashers. More manufacturers are creating appliances that use less water and continue to be effective at cleaning. Low water usage appliances not only help conserve water, but can impact utility bills, since less energy is used to heat the water.

Choose Nice Neutrals

Neutral colors are often the safest way to add color while simultaneously avoiding traditional white. Some neutral colors match with many different colors, which helps keep your color options open. Gray has been a popular neutral color, but it is being sidelined in favor of taupe or other warm, light to mid-toned browns. One of the benefits of taupe is it complements many cabinetry or furniture pieces, such as natural wood grain, stone, or granite. When considering the outside of the home, using siding material in taupe works well whether you choose a metal or shingled roof. Additionally, most soft, earthy colors will match well, making it easy to choose your decor.

When you are in the process of building a new home, it is important to consider trends to attract more potential buyers Choosing trends that add to the functionality and aesthetics of the home will create an inviting space.